Jesse Parent

Jesse Parent Senior Research Associate at a major HealthTech company, as well as Research Coordinator and Lab Manager under Dr. Bradly Alicea at Orthogonal Research and Education Lab (OREL), leading the Cognition Futures and Society Ethics Technology research groups.

He has over five years of start-up experience, including time as former Director of Strategic Initiatives at StateOfTheArt.AI. In 2021, he was awarded a research residency grant from the Center for Enabling Effective Altruism Learning & Research, studying trajectories in artificial intelligence and cognition modeling. He was also selected to the inaugural cohort of National Science Foundation’s CSGrad4US Fellowship, intending to pursue doctoral studies in Computer and Cognitive Sciences.

Jesse writes, speaks, and consults on research topics, as well as the art of growing as a scholar, mindful of the challenges of the 21st century. With help from Orthogonal Research and Education Lab, he helped establish a partnership with the State University of New York at Albany and its Center for Undergraduate Research. Jesse also founded JOPRO as an organization to support research, innovation, and mentorship.

Current Affiliations

Senior Research Associate @ HealthTech R&D

Leading-Edge Biometric Data Acquisition & Neurofeedback
Technology Innovation Research, Prospecting, External Partnerships
Managing Prototype Implementation
: ~200 Devices @ ~20 Facilities
Project Information Management @ 3 R&D Teams

Assistant Scientist & Lab Manager @ Orthogonal Research and Education Lab

Founded & Manage Research Groups: Cognition Futures and Society Ethics Technology
Google Summer of Code Mentor @ International Neuroinformatics Coordination Facility
Research Residency Grant @ Center for Effective Altruism Learning & Education
CSGrad4US Fellowship @ National Science Foundation

Founder & Director @ JOPRO

Strategic Coordination + Program Management
Mentoring & Professional Development
Established Internship Program @ University at Albany, SUNY + OREL

Research & Strategic Initiatives @ Plot Twisters

Founding Member
Academic Research & External Partnerships
Grand Prize Recipient "Designing for Digital Thriving" Grant @ OpenIDEO


Director of Strategic Initiatives @ StateOfTheArt.AI
Project Aide (Hewlett Foundation Grant) @ SUNY Research Foundation
CURCE Grantee & Research Assistant (Berg Lab, CS-Informatics) @ University at Albany, SUNY
Research Assistant (Scimemi Lab, Biology) @ University at Albany, SUNY
Research Assistant (INSPIRE Lab, CEAS) @ University at Albany, SUNY
Consultant @ Grockit

Working Groups & Partners

Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression

JOPRO Research Mentorship Program

Center for EA Learning and Research Grant


General Contact info @ jopro . org

Google Scholar

Research Gate

Twitter @jesparent


LinkedIn @jesseparent